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If you are using Moodle day in and day out as user, the navigation can be a little trying. There is evidence of some ongoing conversations about this which include people jumping ship. This from 2009: http://moodle.org/mod/forum/post.php?reply=562017 I'd love to see some changes. All four major Moodle distros (ELIS, Joule, TotaraLMS and Moodle in Schools) have coded items added to solve this problem. Hopefully it will not take Moodle Core much to sort something.
THE SCROLL OF DEATH
Looking for some way to avoid the Navigation menu scroll of death in core Moodle. Just quick and unfinished notes about options for navigation. I keep losing the dispersed nature of this effort. Keeping thoughts here.
Option 1: THE SECTION MENU
I think a section menu is the simplest.
June 3 2011 - I knew someone was the originator of the section menu years ago. I've just found out it was Charles Kelly
The GIT repository: https://github.com/leizhang/moodle-block_menu_site_and_course
Request for Section menu to be in core: http://tracker.moodle.org/browse/MDL-27039
Other navigation tracker items:
Option 2: FOLDERVIEW
A format, was going to be new in 2.1: http://www.moodlenews.com/2011/folderview-a-new-anti-scroll-of-death-course-format-for-moodle-2/
From Moodlerooms: http://manuals.moodlerooms.com/display/JOULE2/FolderView+Course+Format
Option 3: COLLAPSED SECTIONS
Why are reports in an unusual place? http://moodle.org/mod/forum/discuss.php?d=116936#p744832
No reply at the moment: even Mary does not know the answer.
Request for section links on the Nav block to link to sections: http://tracker.moodle.org/browse/MDL-26226
Catalyst (Moodle Partner) in New Zealand has coded this
Yet another tracker item: http://tracker.moodle.org/browse/MDL-27846 even though no-one will probably read it.
- Why are links in the breadcrumbs not clickable? http://moodle.org/mod/forum/discuss.php?d=116936#p777160
- Hmm. No reply after a weekend. Tracker item: http://tracker.moodle.org/browse/MDL-27847 Maybe one person will read it.